Man Killed, 1 Injured in Van Accident on Jim Miller in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX -- May 29, 2022, a man was killed and one was injured after an accident where a vehicle hit the back of a van along Jim Miller.
Authorities said that the accident happened at around 5:48 a.m. along Jim Miller Road near Samuell Boulevard.
It appears that a 31-year-old man was in a Chevy HHR traveling northbound on Jim Miller. For reasons unclear, he crashed into the back of a Chevy Express van.
The 31-year-old man died due to the collision. The 46-year-old man driving the van sustained injuries thought to be non-incapacitating. Authorities said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, but more information is needed to confirm this.
Commentary on Van Accident on Jim Miller at Samuell in Dallas
Anytime authorities bring up alcohol, it's important to take it seriously. Authorities usually do, but there is often something they still overlook. Many accidents like this involve people who were illegally over-served by a local bar. Why exactly does that matter?
Simply put, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only can this help to hold them accountable, it can work toward giving victims and families much needed assistance. It's unclear if anything like that happened here, but it's more than worth a closer look.